In a vote late last night the House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the health care reform bill by a margin of 219-212.
The vote is a victory for the Obama administration, but the process is not over. Next, the Senate is to vote on a number of “fixes” to the bill in the reconciliation procedure that bypasses the filibuster, which would give Republicans an effective veto over the measure by requiring 60, rather than 51, votes.
Of particular concern to college students is the feature that allows for students to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until they are 26 years old. Pk